Monthly Archives: April, 2015

5 Ways Massage Will Improve Your Workout Routine


It’s no coincidence that many athletes, from professional to casual, get regular massages as part of their fitness program. Not only does massage feel great, massage (including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage) has been proven to boost athletic performance. Here’s how: 

  1. Improves Flexibility and Strength.  Massage helps to improve your body’s range of motion by stretching out muscles. A hand and forearm massage prior to a [...]

Featured Recipe: Lemon Walnut Chicken


- By Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life™

The tangy sour flavor of lemon, the sweet twist of tarragon and the subtle crispness of white wine combine for a flavorful punch in your mouth. Chicken breast is a great source of lean protein, giving you less saturated fat than beef or pork. The walnuts in this dish add a slight crunch to this zesty meal while delivering a [...]

Summer Fat Blaster


- By Melissa Paris, Instructor at Exceed Physical Culture

Summer is coming and it's time to step things up a notch. This TOTAL BODY workout will help you work up a sweat and burn calories and fat. And no excuses - it doesn't require you to spend any money, can be modified for almost any fitness level by upping the speed and reps for time, and [...]

FitReserve Studio Spotlight: SWERVE


There is no doubt that a team environment and sense of camaraderie can inspire you to work harder and make your workout more fun, which is why we are so excited to partner with SWERVE, the first team-inspired indoor cycling studio. 

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Classes Offered: SWERVE RIDE

Why We Love It: Each bike is equipped with a console that displays each rider's individual [...]

10 Reasons to Try Ballet


Many think of ballet as a beautiful fantasy reserved for little girls or the physically gifted, but ballet technique offers amazing benefits that can take your fitness level to new heights. Here, world-class ballerina and creator of Everyday Ballet, Tiekka Tellier shares 10 reasons to try ballet. 

  1. Posture, posture, posture! Beyond looking taller (and slimmer!) standing up straight increases mental alertness and communicates confidence [...]